Program Goals & Core Competencies
Successfully completing the Workforce Career Coach Facilitator certificate program will develop the following core competencies:
- Workforce Development History and Policy: demonstrate proficiency in understanding the history of workforce career coach training and development in relation to helping clients make solid career/employment decisions
- Helping Skills: demonstrate proficiency in the basic career facilitation process while building productive interpersonal relationships
- Labor Market Information and Resources: demonstrate a thorough understanding of the labor market and occupational information and trends, along with the skill to use these resources as a tool to help clients with career decision-making
- Assessment: demonstrate the ability to comprehend and use both formal and informal career development assessments with an emphasis on relating appropriate information and counsel to the population served
- Diverse Populations: the ability to recognize special needs of various groups and adapt career coach skills and services to meet those needs
- Ethical and Legal Issues: demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Code of Ethics as well as current legislative regulations
- Career Development Models: demonstrate a thorough understanding of career development theories, models and techniques as they apply to lifelong development, gender, age and ethnic backgrounds
- Employability Skills: demonstrate expertise as a career coach in job search strategies and placement techniques, especially in working with specific groups
- Training Peers and Clients: demonstrate proficiency in preparing and developing effective materials for career coach training programs and presentations
- Program Management and Implementation: demonstrate a thorough understanding of program implementation, and how to work as a liaison in collaborative relationships
- Promotion and Public Relations: demonstrate the ability to market and promote career development programs with staff, supervisors and the public
- Technology: demonstrate the ability to comprehend and use career development computer applications
- Consultation: demonstrate the ability to accept suggestions for performance improvement from consultants and supervisors.
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